Seven reasons to consider SIPS

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Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are composite engineered products in a sandwich formation, where the 'bread' is typically sheets of orientated strand board (OSB), and the filling is a low-density, cellular foam insulating core. Bonded tightly together in controlled factory conditions forming a stressed-skin panel construction, the composite structure of these panels produces high-performance yet lightweight components with good loadbearing capabilities, suitable for use as walls and roofs for residential and commercial buildings.

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Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are prefabricated, high performance, lightweight building panels that can be used in walls and roofs for residential and commercial buildings. A SIP consists of two high density facings, typically orientated strand board (OSB), which are bonded on both sides of a low density, cellular foam core.


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This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.



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A list of British Standards which relate directly to timber, updated bimonthly.

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